Live Big

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

This mural under a theme of “Live Big” has recently appeared on East Stone Avenue. Jean Wilson Freeman is the directing artist, and painted by the students of Stone Academy. This the third mural along Stone Avenue created by students.


Old Greenville County Courthouse

The historic Old Greenville County Courthouse building in Greenville, South Carolina, was built in 1918. Today it houses the M Judson Bookstore and The Chocolate Moose bakery.


Greenville (pop. 61,000+) is located in the "Upstate" region of South Carolina. Here, Falls Park, which hugs the Reedy River, is a scenic parkland paradise of large waterfalls, scattered boulders, and manicured green spaces situated at the heart of a thriving central business district offering diverse restaurants, interesting shops, and luxurious hotels. A striking pedestrian bridge, a children’s downtown scavenger hunt for hidden bronze mice, and lots of shade trees also add to Downtown Greenville’s allure. Despite its relatively small city population, Greenville has a metro population of around 851,000.

Best Biscuit in the Country!

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

Although the phrase “Best Biscuit in the Country” sounds like braggadocio, this recipe of BLT on Pimento Cheese Buttermilk Biscuit with Red Pepper Jelly really qualifies! It is the creation of Christina Halstead, executive chef of the Cafe at Williams Hardware and was her entry into the General Mills Neighborhood to Nation contest. She traveled to the General Mills headquarters where she was named the grand prize winner yesterday. As grand prize winner , she receives $40,000 and has selected that the accompanying $10,000 donation be given to the local nonprofit Foothills Family Resources.

I was able to sample this recipe and can say that all the elements work will together to give a winning taste and texture, while the buttermilk biscuits and Pimento cheese give a distinct regional accent.

The BLT on Pimento Cheese Buttermilk Biscuit with Red Pepper Jelly recipe will certainly continue to be featured at the cafe at selected times.

Thousands See Woman Aviator

Photo by Mike Nice

Photo by Mike Nice

Although this headline was from many years ago (see below), a large crowd came out to the Greenville Downtown Airport to see history come alive via ‘Amelia Earhart’, just as happened in Greenville on November 10, 1931. Here she taxied a 1929 Golden Eagle Chief toward the hanger – one of only two known to be still flying. The event was part of Greenville Chautauqua – History come alive, and there will be several more great events scheduled in the next few days.

Later ‘Amelia’ appeared at a luncheon at the Poinsett Hotel – just as on the 1931 trip, and welcomed by a period automobile out front:


The aviator's gender probably wouldn't be mentioned today.

The aviator’s gender probably wouldn’t be mentioned today.